Our Founders Bob Macleod & Steve Byckiewicz
Our Founders Bob Macleod & Steve Byckiewicz

our founders

Kiss My Face is no newcomer to the green marketplace. KISS was founded by Bob Macleod and Steve Byckiewicz over 35 years ago on a 200 acre farm in New York’s beautiful Hudson River Valley.

It was the dawn of the 1980’s. A couple of (very) young vegetarians are living happily in an ancient house on an organic farm that was used as a hospital during the Revolutionary War. One night in front of a crackling fire, a light goes off and the two modestly decide to revolutionize the cosmetic industry. Lofty plans with loads of creativity and style are created. The Kiss My Face body care company is born, starting with some big, ugly, green, 86% olive bars of soap from Greece. But there is absolutely no money…the stage is set for a business disaster.

The boys load the soap and some organic squash from their garden into their aging VW and head to NYC, all the way hoping the proverbial door won’t be slammed in their faces…it isn’t! Retailers offer overwhelming support, think the olive soaps are beautiful, buy the squash and even buy them lunch occasionally. The boys are smiling. They were pioneers in the natural space, trailblazing a path for others to follow.

Fast forward to today, the boys traded in their VW for a hybrid. There are hundreds, instead of a handful, of brands in the natural space. However, Kiss My Face has become a respected leader in natural body care with over 100 effective bath and body products sold in over 19 countries worldwide. And since our products are consistently better, you can feel confident about using them. We’ve gotcha covered from head to toe … with a few stops in between. Watch the Bob & Steve Video Interviews here.

our beliefs

All of us at Kiss My Face are fortunate to be part of a group of people trying to be a successful business while living up to a creditable mission and a high set of values. On this page we provide links to our position on questions related to our mission and values. Some are questions our customers have asked us, others are questions we have asked ourselves.

Over the years, we have found many of the issues we confront as we try to live up to our mission and values do not easily lend themselves to a “sound bite.” Some of the issues are complex.

We intend to add to this page over time. If we change our point-of-view on one of these issues or an ingredient, we intend to post our revised commitments here.

Transparency is one of our core values. We take pride in being honest and open, and the links on this page are meant to inform our customers on choices we have made.  As always, feel free to contact us at customerservice@kissmyface.com.

Thanks,

Kiss My Face Team

our mission

our mission

Our goal is to make powerfully effective products from as many natural ingredients as possible because we believe that nature creates the best ingredients.  It’s our mission to find and combine these natural and organic ingredients to create the most effective body and personal care products anywhere.  And, do it in a healthy, sustainable way.  (Hey, we want to make it easy for you to choose Kiss My Face!)

our product philosophy

our product philosophy

Our products are Vegan* + Cruelty free.  Plus they’re incredibly effective + consistently better + affordable.

In the 35+ years that we’ve been around, we’ve made mostly vegan products.  We’ve also NEVER tested our products on animals.  And, we NEVER will.

Effective products made with High Quality ingredients are important to us and to you.  That’s because what goes in our products is on us … and what comes out of our products goes on you!

To make sure our products stand out in the pack, throughout the years, we’ve conducted 3rd party product testing. Kiss My Face products consistently test better than other natural AND conventional products. We’re proud of that.

Finally we have outstanding products at friendly prices.  That’s a great value for you!

our company values

our company values

We take pride in honest, open, responsive and fair dealings with each other, our customers and our retail, distributor, broker and supplier partners.

We build trust and respect by keeping our promises and listening to each other, our customers and our industry partners.

We continually strive to reduce our footprint and work with supplier partners who share consistent values. We strongly believe in the importance of making socially responsible choices at both the local and global level. After all, good planets are hard to come by.

We believe in having fun… and in celebrating successes, both big and small. We sell our products with a dash of style and humor… Kiss My Face puts a smile in the aisle that lasts all the way home!

why natural?

Kiss My Face is no newcomer to the green marketplace; we’ve been around for 35+ years.  We use this experience to create effective products, made with the finest ingredients that Mother Nature has to offer.  But, choosing to be as natural as we can be goes beyond the ingredients we do or don’t put in your products.  It’s also our commitment to showing that we care for more than just ourselves.  That’s why we’ve been Cruelty Free from Day 1.  It’s why the majority of our products are vegan*.   What matters most is that our products actually work.  In fact, over the years, we’ve tested our products against the competition and we’ve found that our products are consistently better. So, we’re making some of the best products on the market, for you.  In a nutshell, Kiss My Face is Passionately Natural, Incredibly Effective, and Consistently Better.

Our products are…

Healthy: Your skin can absorb 60% of what you put on it… Kiss My Face products are made from the finest ingredients nature has to offer. SEE a Curated LIST OF our INGREDIENTS

Effective: Used for centuries, natural ingredients have powerful properties for beautiful, healthy skin and hair. Our luxurious formulations combine natural and organic botanicals, vitamins and oils with cutting edge science to bring you wonderful products that work!

Earth Friendly: A core element of our mission is having a 360 degree view of how our products…and everything that it takes to get them to you…affect our planet. We use sustainable, plant based ingredients that are gentle to people and the planet. We strive to use the highest level of post-consumer, recycled content in every bottle, box, display or brochure that brings our message or our product to you.  Our goal is to walk gently and respectfully with the earth.

Economically Friendly:  Great products at great prices. We all use our products and so do our friends and families. So naturally we want what you want — clean, effective products that are affordable for everyday use.

Kiss My Face has been feeding body and soul for 36 years… and we’re still counting!

*A few products include beeswax or honey.